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Melbourne Rum Club 2011

Written by Tatu Kaarlas   
Monday, 28 February 2011 23:45

Rum Club 2011The Melbourne Rum Club got off to a flying start in 2011, with over 35 members in attendance at the Golden Monkey bar in Melbourne’s CBD. The Club meets on the first Monday of every month to enjoy and learn about rum and cocktails.

 

Sponsored by Brown Forman and Appleton Estate Rum, the night marked the first gathering of the club since November's end of the year “Shipwrecked” party. Snacks as well as a free drink were offered to all Rum Club members, this time in a complimentary Appleton Estate tiki mug!

 

Linus Schaxmann, the brand representative for Brown Forman, took us through the interesting history of rum and the evolution of Tiki culture with slight emphasis on one of the important cocktails of that era, the Mai Tai, which appropriately was my complimentary drink on arrival.

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Bacardi Daiquiri 100th Anniversary

Written by Tatu Kaarlas   
Friday, 12 November 2010 13:03

The Marble Bar

 

To kick off the annual Sydney BarShow Week, the Puerto Rican rum giant Bacardi hosted the official launch party for the BarShow at the Marble Bar in Sydney in the spirit of the early 1900s.


The event also marked the 100th Anniversary of the legendary cocktail, the Daiquiri.


The invite only event was due to kick off on Sunday evening; when I arrived people were already queued up waiting to enter the bar, most of them wearing fashionable and glamorous 1920s-1950s attire as suggested by the dress code.


The best dressed would win a bottle of Bacardi's new Superior Heritage Limited Edition rum, which has the same alcohol strength as it did 100 years ago.

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The Dalmore Trinitas 64

Written by Tatu Kaarlas   
Friday, 29 October 2010 06:49

The Dalmore Trinitas 64

There is no limit when it comes to setting prices for the rarest whiskies in the world, which included the Macallan 1926 that was auctioned for US$54,000 in 2007, which at the time was the most expensive whisky in the world.

Then along came Dalmore who sold a 62 year old whisky for over £25,000, another one later at £32,000 and now they have done it again after releasing a single malt whisky for a cool £100,000.

Only three bottles of the 64 year old Dalmore Trinitas were ever produced, two of which have already been acquired by a gentleman based in the US and by a UK based entrepreneur.

The last remaining bottle of Trinitas will be sold at The Whisky Show in London this weekend and one lucky person attending the show on Saturday will even get to try it!

Below you can read the full press release of the Dalmore Trinitas 64.

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Fire Strikes Tanduay Distillers

Written by Tatu Kaarlas   
Monday, 25 October 2010 20:01

Fire at Tanduay DistillersMANILA, Philippines - On Thursday night the 14th a fire broke out at Tanduay Rhum Distillers affecting two warehouses used to store alcohol in Cabuyao in the Laguna province.


Although the residents in the vicinity of the plant were away from the fire, they still expressed concern the fire might have spread, some of them evacuating their homes and some left afraid and unable to sleep because of the fire.


Some reports say one plant worker and three volunteer firefighters were injured in the fire, the plant worker suffering third-degree burns.

 

He has since been moved to the St. James Hospital and is in a stable condition according to Tanduay Distillers.

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Ron Matusalem: New top shelf Rums hits the Markets

Written by Tatu Kaarlas   
Sunday, 24 October 2010 00:10

Ron Matusalem 23Ron Matusalem has introduced new top shelf rums to the U.S. and European markets to answer the growing demands of the consumers who have targeted the high end market of rums.


The company's rum range previously consisted of the Matusalem Platino, Clasico, Matusalem Solera 7, Matusalem Clasico 10 and their current top shelf offering available globally, Gran Reserva Solera 15.


The new additions to the Matusalem rum range are Ron Matusalem Gran Reserva 18, which is currently only available in the U.S. market and Ron Matusalem Gran Reserva 23, which is available in select European markets in Spain, Italy, Sweden, Czech Republic, France, Netherlands and Austria.

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Golden Rum Barrel Awards 2010

Written by Tatu Kaarlas   
Thursday, 21 October 2010 06:05

Golden Rum Barrel Awards

 

The winners of the first ever Golden Rum Barrel Awards were finally announced at the dinner that took place on Saturday evening on the 16th of October with some brands grabbing double awards in different categories.

The competition took place at an undisclosed location a couple of days prior the worlds biggest Rum Festival with some pretty exclusive rums available for tasting such as Appleton 30 Year Old and Black Tot Last Consignment.

The tasting panel consisted of several International Rum Experts, each who had previously nominated their top picks for the categories. These were then compiled and narrowed down to the top 5 rums in each category.

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Rum Review: Maui Reserve Gold Rum (Maui)

Written by Tatu Kaarlas   
Friday, 24 September 2010 17:54

Maui Reserve Gold RumMaui Reserve Gold Rum is the last of the four Maui rums and it has been aged for over a year in American Oak Casks (Jim Beam) as it says on the black label in gold lettering.


There is also a smaller label near the bottom of the bottle that has hand written cask and bottle numbers and the signature of the Master Distiller and this is something I always appreciate to see in any spirits bottles.


Furthermore, I have been fortunate enough to have a bottle of rum drawn from Cask Number One, which makes it quite a collectors item indeed.

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